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Updated: June 8, 2011 15:07 IST

Vaiko welcomes resolution seeking economic sanctions on Lanka

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A file picture of MDMK General Secretary Vaiko addressing the media. Photo: A. Shaikmohideen
The Hindu A file picture of MDMK General Secretary Vaiko addressing the media. Photo: A. Shaikmohideen

MDMK leader Vaiko today welcomed the Tamil Nadu Assembly’s resolution urging the Centre to impose economic sanctions against Sri Lanka.

In a statement, he said it was a welcome sign that the resolution had been passed unanimously.

He said he welcomed the demand of the assembly resolution to declare the Sri Lankan Government as a war criminal for allegedly killing Tamils in the island republic.

Tamil Nadu Assembly earlier on Wednesday adopted a unanimous resolution seeking imposition of economic sanctions against Sri Lanka by India on issues concerning Tamils in the island nation, including alleged human rights violations.

The resolution moved by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa also wanted India to press the United Nations to declare as “war criminals” those who committed alleged crimes during the conflict in Sri Lanka.

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